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2010-04-13 17:32:00

ST. LOUIS, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly introduced Contact Lens Care Kit is now available at Target stores nationwide for $11.99. The Care Kit includes LensAlert®, the first ever (patented) contact lens and case reminder timer, 3 colorful contact lens cases, and easy to understand lens care tips. "The greatest damn lens care invention in the last 20 years" 80% of all contact lens complications are traced back to poor patient compliance. Most contact lens wearers...

2010-03-10 06:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the TECNIS® Multifocal 1-Piece intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients with and without presbyopia. Intraocular lenses are implanted in a patient's eye after the removal of the natural lens that has become clouded by a cataract. Conventional monofocal IOLs are designed to focus primarily at one distance and do...

2009-12-02 17:31:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Intraocular Lenses - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164287/Intraocular-Lenses---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html With the aging of baby boomers, vision care is undisputedly an expanding segment of the medical industry. Rising incidences of cataract, a leading cause for vision loss among the aging population and ongoing product innovations...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

NANJING, China, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GlassesShop.com today announced that it expects increased online sales due to the increasing popularity of PC lenses. Currently, GlassesShop.com is the only online PC color lens provider. PC, with the chemical name "polycarbonate", is an environmentally friendly plastic. It has been popular for its elegance and safety ever since Vision- Ease Lens Inc. introduced the first PC prescription lens in 1985. The safety is reflected in ultra-high...

2009-09-29 13:06:40

Since 2000, John Pendry's work on metamaterials has been at the van guard of efforts to create a perfect image "“ images with perfect resolution that can stem from light being moved in odd directions to create, among other tricks of the light, the illusion of invisibility. One exciting development was Pendry's theoretically perfect work on negative refraction, which offered the possibility of lenses that could create images with resolution not possible with conventional lenses. But this...

2009-06-26 07:30:00

Portfolio Repositioning Introduces ReNu(R) Fresh Lens Comfort(TM) and ReNu(R) Sensitive Eyes(R) to Meet Different Consumer Needs; Dedicated Sales Force Spearheads Efforts to Engage Eye Care Practitioner Community ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb Vision Care announces a renewed focus on its ReNu(R) brand of lens care solutions through a U.S. consumer need-based rebranding effort that introduces eye care practitioners and consumers to ReNu(R) Fresh Lens Comfort(TM)...

2009-05-12 07:34:34

Like tiny Jedi knights, tunable fluidic micro lenses can focus and direct light at will to count cells, evaluate molecules or create on-chip optical tweezers, according to a team of Penn State engineers. They may also provide imaging in medical devices, eliminating the necessity and discomfort of moving the tip of a probe. Conventional, fixed focal length lenses can focus light at only one distance. The entire lens must move to focus on an object or to change the direction of the light....

2009-04-16 05:30:00

New Aspheric NTIOL Implanted through the Smallest Micro-Incision using nanoPOINT(TM) Pricing of Toric IOL Product Line Lowered to Assist Ophthalmic Practices MONROVIA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA) a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced the release of its Afinity Collamer Aspheric Single Piece New Technology Intraocular Lens (NTIOL). NTIOLs are Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)...

2009-04-11 13:47:23

An increasing number of the Baby Boomer generation are opting for lens implants for deteriorating sight instead of eyeglasses, a researcher in Britain says. Ophthalmologist Sheraz Daya of Queen Victoria Hospital in the British county of Essex said there has been a 40 percent increase during the last year in the number of lens implants operations worldwide for individuals in their 50s and 60s suffering from presbyopia, The Times of London reported Saturday. Presbyopia is the deterioration of...

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2009-01-14 07:05:00

Distorted cell-phone photos and big, clunky telephoto lenses could be things of the past. University of Wisconsin-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma and colleagues have developed a flexible light-sensitive material that could revolutionize photography and other imaging technologies. Their technology is featured on the cover of the January 5 issue of Applied Physics Letters. When a device records an image, light passes through a lens and lands...


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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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